Past Events

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join Marc Fumaroli as he discusses his new book When the World Spoke French which has been hailed by the New York Times as “magisterial,” and cited by the Wall Street Journal for “his command of sources, his treasury of recondite detail and his narrative zest” all of which “combine in a sustained celebration” of the French and their influence in diplomacy. Marc Fumaroli is the Director of the Académie Française and has been a member of the Committee on Social Thought in Chicago. Reception and book signing to follow.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 8:00am - Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:00pm

The 2011 World Green Energy Symposium will showcase new, alternative, sustainable and innovative product development and green energy opportunities for businesses and the public.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Annenberg School for Communication at The University of Pennsylvania present a film screening of Da Monzon, The Conquest of Samanyana: The Discovery of the History of Mali. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Sidy Diabaté.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:30am - 11:30am

During this World Trade Center seminar, small business owners will learn how to take the first step into global markets by developing a targeted market entry strategy, learning how to comply with U.S. and foreign regulations, and accessing available financing for your sales orders. Business owners in the fields of Technology, Life Sciences, and Environment, will discover how to gain access to free or low-cost export counseling and hear from experienced exporters who started out small.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 2:30pm - 6:00pm

The United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia and the Center for Public Health Initiatives are sponsoring the kick-off event for a two week long series of events celebrating the 30th Anniversary of World Food Day. Speakers to include: Dr. Marion Nestle, Dr. Scott Poethig, and Roxanne Christensen. RSVP at: [email protected]

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 9:30am - Monday, January 16, 2012 - 5:00pm

The National Constitution Center presents a groundbreaking exhibit-theater hybrid documenting seven diverse citizens who bravely fought for equality, freedom and justice overseas and at home during the World War II era. Their compelling stories come to life in an innovative exhibit-theater hybrid, which connects powerfully to current debates about immigration, citizenship and civil rights in America. Fighting for Democracy is FREE with museum admission.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 8:00am - Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:00pm

Throughout October, I-House Philly celebrates the people, culture and heritage of India with a series of programs and events. Presented in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Center and the Council on Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia.

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor Mongia's talk examines the continued success of Shobha Dé, who has been publishing for the last 35 years. Her first novel, Socialite Evenings, came out in 1988; it sells even better today than it did when it first appeared. Dé may be regarded as India's first pulp novelist in English. The space she opened up has since been filled by a variety of popular forms. Chetan Bhagat is now the country's English language bestseller; chick lit and graphic novels have done robustly well in the last decade. What do these forms tell us about English-language publishing in India today?

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, which honors and encourages educational excellence, social justice and scientific achievements, is awarding its 2011 Justice Prize to five recipients at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Of this year's five Justice Prize recipients, two are celebrated champions of American Civil Rights - Barbara Arnwine and Morris Dees. The three organizations also sharing the prize are recognized as advancing the rights of oppressed minorities while upholding the rule of law: the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the Center for Legal and Social Studies (Argentina), and the Kurdish Human Rights Project. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The French American Chamber of Commerce in participaton with The British-American Business Council, The Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce, The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce present a forum on the importance of connecting globally, and staying ahead of the curve with respect to technology being used for e-trade and commerce, digital media, and business operations.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Established in Philadelphia in 1984, KieranTimberlake is an internationally recognized architecture firm, recipient of numerous honors including the 2008 AIA Architecture Firm Award and 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. Join Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake to celebrate the launch of their fifth book, a reflection on the last decade of inquisitive approaches to their clients’ needs, as well as the needs of the environment, and how that has broadened their vision of the relationship between process, craft, and form.

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 12:00am - Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 11:59pm

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia in partnership with the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania will lead an executive trade mission to Peru and Brazil from October 3-12, 2011. This mission gives participating companies the opportunity to meet one-on-one with prospective business partners, gain experience from local and U.S. businesses in country, and attend a networking dinner with World Trade Centers from around the globe at the World Trade Centers Annual General Assembly in Sao Paulo.

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Culture Change, Adaptation, and Image Film Series - "Chinese Restaurants"

While the Chinese restaurant is ubiquitous in nearly every corner of the globe, the nature of the food changes according to local taste, while the restaurant owners change by adapting to local cultural norms. Dr. Jane Kauer, Penn Anthropology Department, an expert on food and culture, presents an episode of this celebrated 2008 series by Canadian writer, director, and producer Cheuk Kwan.

Free with Museum admission donation.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 8:00am - Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 8:00pm

Drexel University will host the 2011 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, one of only two combined men’s and women’s professional World Series events, from September 30 – October 6 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

On September 24, Philadelphia's Jay Sand opens the final of the 40th Street Summer Series concert with a performance focused on encouraging kids to explore the world by enjoying global music, rhythms and movement. Concert is free and open to the public. However, The Rotunda and University City District are also pleased to announce special deals and outdoor eating in conjunction with the Summer Series at City Tap House, 3925 Walnut Street. Between 6-10pm, City Tap House will be offering house-made grilled sausages, hamburgers and hot dogs on their patio in addition to $3 Yards draughts and other drink specials.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

The Philadelphia Ratha-Yatra Festival strives to bring all residents of the Philadelphia area together to remember, serve, and love the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The day is lined with a variety of cultural activities including The Parade of Chariots (12 PM - 1 PM) in which participant pull colorful chariots, dance, and chant the Holy Names of God. The Parade will be followed by The Festival of India, a free, day-long festival infused with transcendental music, discussion, drama, and a vegetarian feas (1 PM - 7 PM).

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

As part of Temple University's College of Liberal Arts' Dissent in America series, Prof. Ralph Young will introduce two young anti-nuclear activists, Ryan Potoff and Jocelyn Voorhees, who will speak on From Fukushima to Tomorrow: How to Stop Nuclear Threats in the U.S. and the World.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The French-American Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The German-American Chamber of Commerce, The Irish-American Business Chamber & Network and The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce presents a business networking reception and corporate briefing, with Keynote remarks by Denis Thiery, Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer of Neopost S.A.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

International business, diplomatic, and academic communities gather to “showcase” the international vitality of the region and celebrate Greater Philadelphia as a world-class region and international business destination.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 8:00am - Friday, September 23, 2011 - 5:00pm

Pennsylvania International Week (PIW) is an annual program, organized in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. During this week, Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs), covering major markets around the world, visit Philadelphia to meet with local companies and discuss export opportunities in their respective markets.